Most popular posts by social shares

If your website has an active following on social media, you can use social share counts to determine your most popular content.

First, you need to use a social sharing plugin that stores your share counts in WordPress. I recommend Shared Counts – the best social sharing plugin on the market.

Find out what meta key your social sharing plugin uses (Shared Counts uses shared_counts_total), then sort your posts using that:

[display-posts orderby="meta_value_num" meta_key="shared_counts_total"]

Published by Bill Erickson

Bill Erickson is a freelance WordPress developer and a contributor to the Genesis framework. For the past 14 years he has worked with attorneys, publishers, corporations, and non-profits, building custom websites tailored to their needs and goals.